“Spring into Reading” during the month of April. If your child checks out 5 books, we will give them a chance to win a great spring prize.



Muffins with Mom at The Mary L. Cook Public Library, Saturday, April 21, from 10:15am to 11:15am. Kids, bring Mom or that special person in your life to the library for a morning of fun! We will provide muffins, drinks and fun activities for all. ****This is a come-and-go program and there is no need to be there the full hour! So, stop in for a few minutes for a snack and complete an activity or two. Registration is required for this program, beginning April 2. You may register for this program on our Facebook page or by calling the library (513-897-4826).

Lego Simple Machines Workshop : For Ages 5yrs. - 8yrs, on Tuesday, April 24, 6:45pm - 7:45pm. Explore simple machines with us. We will be using the kit that our youngest Lego League team used this past season. Required registration is limited and will begin April 9. You may register by calling the library (513-897-4826) or through our Facebook page.

Explore Coding: Calling Kindergarten to 4th graders and parents to join us in exploring coding kits on Wednesday, April 25, from 6:30pm to 7:15pm.
We will have available to test:
Code and Go Robotic Mouse - Explore and experiment with the programmable robot mouse.
Build a maze and program the mouse to find the cheese.
Little Bits - Experiment with the small circuit boards that snap together with magnets.
*We will also have 3-D pens to experiment with.
Come test out these exciting new coding kits. Registration is required for this program and will begin April 9, 2018. You may register by calling the library (513-897-4826) or through our Facebook page.

LATE APRIL LEGO FUN FOR GRADE 1 - 5 : Choose one day to join us, Family Building Day Saturday, Apr. 28 from 10:30 – 11:15 am, bring the family (ages 5 & up) or Monday, Apr. 30 from 6:00 – 6:45 pm.  We supply Legos of all sizes and a theme. You supply your imagination.  Registration is required and begins Apr. 16.  You may call or register through our Facebook page.


NEW SENSORY STORYTIME : Friday, April 27, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Join us for a program offering educational, literacy, and social opportunities for children of all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, and parents/caregivers. The program incorporates: Visual Schedule Board, Books Read Aloud & Demonstrated Interactively with Flannel Boards, Sensory Opportunities - Bubbles, Songs, Movement. Registration is required for this event - please call 513-897-4826 to register.  *The library is closed to the public during this event. Questions? Please contact Miss Kathy at

DROP-IN STORYTIMES : Aimed at 3 yrs. - 6 yrs., but all ages accepted. Drop in Monday evenings 6:15 - 6:35 pm, or drop in Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 10:20 am. Join us in the children’s room for a few stories, fingerplays, and laughs. Questions – please ask Miss Kathy or Miss Sheila @ 513-897-4826.

It's Toddler Laptime! For 2 year olds and their caregivers on Tuesdays 6:45 - 7:10 pm from Mar. 6 - Apr. 10.  Required registration in person began Feb. 19. Limit - 12 toddlers & 12 caregivers. Stories, games, songs, fingerplays and, occasionally, crafts will be shared with the toddlers during laptimes. These sessions involve parents as active participants. Contact Miss Kathy (Kathy Daniels), Youth Services, if you have any questions. 513-897-4826

1000 Books Before Kindergarten : In August 2014, The Mary L. Cook Public Library launched a new literacy program, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.  We have 15 readers who have completed the goal of 1000 books! If you read your child one book a day, she/he will reach 1,000 books in under three years.  Though the goal of this program is to improve literacy skills, but even more, it’s about time spent together reading. Stop in today and ask us how to register your child for this program.

STORYTIME SUPERSTARS: Come to storytime at the Mary L. Cook Public Library and get a stamp!  When you have 10 stamps on your Storytime Superstar card, you will earn a free book!  We will keep your Storytime Superstar card here at the library.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES are for 3 - 5 year olds including kindergartners on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:15 am  or Thursdays from 6:45 - 7:30 pm. Registration is requested. We play games, sign songs, hear stories, and share laughs.

BABY BOOKWORMS : Baby Storytime is for children from birth to 24 months and a parent/caregiver, Wednesdays 10:30 –11:00 am. Enjoy great books for babies, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood.  Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during all sessions.  If you have questions, please call Kathy Daniels.

Chapters Book Club is a book club for those in grades 1 and 2.  This group will read one short chapter book a month, then meet to discuss the book, the author, and do activities associated with the book.  The Chapters Book Club will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, May 8 10, from 4:00 – 4:45 pmRegistration is required. (CLASS FULL)

Calling all bookworms (grades 3 – 5) to join The Rapid Readers & wRiters on Tuesday, April 24, from 4:00 – 5:00 pm.  Please join us as we discuss books, play games, try out a bit of creative writing, and enjoy a light snack. Registration is required.  For more information, contact Miss Kathy @ 513-897-4826.

Look Who’s Reading Book Club (grade K) will begin meeting on Tuesday, April 24, 6:00 – 6:30 pm.  The group will engage in a variety of fun learning activities featuring phonics, the writing of letters and words, and many other skills that promote a strong literacy foundation. Registration is required.